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Prisoner stabbed, killed after fight in breakfast line

Jun. 11, 2021 21:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan prison inmate died Friday after being stabbed during a fight, authorities said. The fight involved more than a dozen inmates and occurred at the Cotton prison near Jackson, said Brianna Brugel, a spokeswoman at the state Corrections...

Man denied bail after stabbing pregnant woman on trail

Jun. 11, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. (AP) — A man was denied bail Friday on assault charges after police said he stabbed a pregnant woman on a suburban Atlanta trail, leading doctors to deliver her son through an emergency cesarean section after 25 weeks of gestation. Christopher Jones was...

California prisoner stabbed to death; 2 inmates suspected

Jun. 11, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

DELANO, Calif. (AP) — A California prison inmate was stabbed to death Friday and two other men were identified as suspects, authorities said. Artemio Gomez, 40, was attacked at around 8:15 a.m. at Kern Valley State Prison, north of Bakersfield, according to a statement...

Shooting of child spurs large brawl, shooting at hospital

Jun. 11, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The shooting of a 6-year-old Pittsburgh girl sparked a fight between two sides of her family at the hospital where she was being treated, spurring another shooting that left two men wounded and a third facing charges. The brawl in front of UPMC...

2 men charged in fatal graduation party shooting

Jun. 11, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged two men in a fatal shooting at a Woodbury graduation party. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported 19-year-old Jaden Townsend and 23-year-old Enrique Davila were charged late Thursday in Washington...

Ex-Missouri detective found guilty in excessive force case

Jun. 11, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal jury has found a former suburban St. Louis police detective with a string of past misconduct allegations guilty in an excessive force case for kicking a defenseless person during a 2019 arrest. Ellis Brown III was convicted Thursday of felony...

Alabama man held in stabbing death of grandmother

Jun. 11, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man was charged with murder in the death of his grandmother, who was found dead from multiple stab wounds early Friday, police said. Aaron Michael Brown, 19, of Decatur was arrested in the killing of grandmother Deborah Patterson, 66,...

Man behind brutal mass stabbing to spend life in prison

Jun. 10, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A man who stabbed nine people at a toddler's birthday party — killing the 3-year-old birthday girl and leaving several others gravely injured — will spend the rest of his life in prison for the crimes, a judge said on Thursday. Fourth District...

Mobster sentenced for assaulting 'Real Housewives' husband

Jun. 10, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A reputed mobster who assaulted the then-boyfriend and now husband of a former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast member in exchange for a deeply discounted lavish wedding reception has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison. ...

Man gets $50k settlement for hand injuries at tribal jail

Jun. 10, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A northeastern Montana man has received a $50,000 settlement from the federal government in a lawsuit alleging staff at the Fort Peck tribal jail failed to protect him from being injured by another inmate and did not seek medical treatment for the severe hand injuries...